It was going to be an uphill climb, and new polling data suggests at the U.S. Senator Robert Menendez will keep his Senate seat. GOP challenger Joe Kyrillos has been battling a name recognition issue. An average of Survey USA, Richard Stockton College, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Quinnipiac University done by RealClearPolitics.com shows Menendez has a 18.5 percent edge over Kyrillos. All of those polls took place in the past couple of weeks.